Qualifications: Credentialed DBT Practitioner, Bachelor of Social Work, Mental Health Social Work Accreditation, Animal Assisted Therapy, and Somatic Trauma Therapy

Name: Sam Whybrow

Profession: Credentialed Mental Health Social Worker

New Referrals: 07 5646 3848

Service Location: Gold Coast & Telehealth

Specialties: 0-12 years, Youth, DBT, Stabilisation, Supervision, Acute Stress Disorder, Adjustment Disorders, Antisocial Personality Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder, Bipolar, Borderline Personality Disorder, Depressive Disorders, Dissociative Disorders, Eating Disorders, Intellectual Disability, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Neurocognitive Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Somatic Symptom Disorders, Substance-Related Disorders

Populations: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander populations, Couples, Families, Gender Identify, Health Professionals, LGBTQIA+, Police, Return Service Men/Women, Children (0-12), Youth (13-18), Young Adults (18-35) and Middle Age (35-60).

Approaches used: Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Behavioural Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psycho-education, Somatic Therapy, Somatic Trauma Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Sam has led a range of teams and services including roles as CEO of a perinatal and pre-natal mental health service, Clinical Manager of headspace centers, and more. He has previous clinical experience in public mental health services as well as various senior clinical roles within the youth and families sector.

Sam is a fully Credentialed DBT Practitioner having completed his training and review of his service delivery model at Ipswich headspace where he led a team that developed and implemented a DBT youth program.

Sam is on the Executive Team of The Australian DBT Institute. You can access that information at www.dbtinstitute.com.au